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The heavy metal band, Mastodon is all set to rock a number of venues across America. The group is expected to make its way to the Showbox SoDo in Seattle, Roseland Theater in Portland, Fox Theater in Oakland, Club Nokia in Los Angeles and House of Blues in Las Vegas. The renowned American ensemble has gained a large fan following since its formation in 2000. Over the years, the group has worked with record labels like the Relapse, Roadrunner and Reprise. Listen to some of your favorite tracks by this progressive metal band as it performs at several prestigious venues. Buy Mastodon tickets immediately to attend any one of the upcoming concerts.
Mastodon was founded by the musicians Bill Keliher, Brann Dailor, Brent Hinds and Troy Sanders in the year 2000. These artists became acquainted at a High on Fire show. Discovering a common music interest and influences such as Thin Lizzy, Neurosis and Melvins, these talented artists decided to perform together. Recording their debut demo in the same year, Mastodon welcomed their lead singer, Eric Saner. The initial lineup of the ensemble had Bill Keliher on guitars, Brann Dailor on drums and Brent Hinds on rhythm guitar and Troy Sanders on bass. After presenting a four-song demo CD that was produced by Reptilian Records, singer Eric Saner left due to personal problems. Soon afterwards, Mastodon was able to get its debut recording contract with the Relapse Records in 2001. In the same year, Mastodon released an EP, "Lifesblood" consisting of five tracks namely "Shadows that Move", "Welcoming War", "We Built this Come Death", "Hail to Fire" and "Battle at Sea." The EP was awarded a three out of five star rating by AllMusic.
The band's debut studio album was released in 2002. Titled "Remission," the record was released by the Relapse Records. It received immense critical acclaim and positive reviews. Music publications such as AllMusic awarded it a four out of five star rating, while Pitchfork Media gave it a 9 out of 10 score. The song "Crusher Destroyer" was featured in Tony Hawk's Underground video game in 2003. Several songs from the album were also featured in MTV2 Headbangers Ball and on Contaminated 5.0.
A year later, Mastodon released its sophomore album, "Leviathan." This album was a concept record that was loosely based on "Moby Dick." Before the album was made available singles namely "Blood and Thunder", "Iron Tusk", "Seabest" and "I Am Ahab" were released. The record was added to Pitchfork Media's list of "Top 200 Albums of 2000s" and was placed on top of the MetalSucks' list of "Best Metal Albums of 21st Century." Similar to its predecessor, "Leviathan" was awarded successful ratings. With a five out of five star rating awarded by AllMusic and Kerrang!; the record was given a 10 out of 10 score by Metal Hammer. In the same year, Mastodon embarked on its debut promotional tour for the album. The musicians performed alongside Slipknot, Lamb of God and Slayer in "the Unholy Alliance" tour. Several songs from this album can be heard in video games such as Need for Speed: Most Wanted, Saints Row, Guitar Hero: Mettalica, Rock Band 3, Guitarfreaks V2 and Drummania V2.
Throughout Mastodon's career, the progressive/sludge rock group has produced six studio albums, with its most recent one expected to release in 2014. Confirmed tracks that will be a part of this album include "Aunt Lisa", "High Road", "Scent of Bitter Almonds", "Buzzard's Guts" and "Tread Lightly." Mastodon is a two-time Grammy nominated band. It received its first nomination in 2007 for "Colony of Birchmen" and its second nomination in 2012 for "Curl of the Burl." The group has bagged two Kerrang! Awards in 2009 and 2012 in the categories of Best Video and Best Album. It has claimed two Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards for Best Album and Best Shredder. Listen to some of the greatest hits by the rock band by getting Mastodon tickets.
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